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Places to go

Map showing North West EnglandWelcome to the most extensive range of outdoor destinations in North West England.

We offer unparalleled access to the countryside with over fifteen thousand hectares of forest, farmland, water, mountain and fell open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Click a Link on the map or in the list below  to discover more about the facilities, activities and events available.

Our Forests

Our forests offer a massive selection of activities and experiences in great locations across the North West of England.

Children examining the archimedes screw on the Whinlatter WildPlay trailWhinlatter is Englands only mountain forest, sitting alongside Grisedale Pike overlooking Keswick in North Cumbria.

Delamere is set in rolling countryside north of Chester with views from Old Pale of Liverpool and the Welsh Mountains.

Grizedale in South Cumbria spans the area between Windermere and Coniston and has extensive areas of mature oaks.


Coastal Connections

Bidston Moss is only a hop skip and jump from Liverpool Bay.



Blakemere Moss at Delamere was until recently a forest, whilst Dodd Wood overlooks Bassenthwaite lake which is home to the rare Vendace.

A Sense of Wildness

Ennerdale in West Cumbria offers a real sense of wildness and tranquility. Visit the Wild Ennerdale Partnership for more about this unique valley.

What's of interest

We provide 200km of walking and mountain bike trails and all for free, 365 days a year. Click on a map link to experience your nearest forest

  1. Bidston Moss
  2. Blengdale
  3. Delamere
  4. Ennerdale
  5. Giggle Alley
  6. Gisburn
  7. Grizedale
  8. Highstand
  9. Horrocks
  10. Livia
  11. Moston Vale
  12. Sutton Manor
  13. Whinlatter Wales Scotland Delamere Bidston Moss Sutton Manor Livia Moston Vale Horrocks Gisburn Grizedale Giggle Alley Blengdale Ennerdale Whinlatter and Dodd Highstand West Midlands East Midlands Yorkshire and The Humber North East England

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.